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Rest as a fundamental practice of well-being

image by @cassandra.hamer Rest is an essential practice of life and well-being. It is an act of self-care and self-love that we can offer ourselves regularly. It is something that we can prioritize in our lives; thus, giving others that we come into contact with the permission to prioritize it in their lives as well.… Continue reading Rest as a fundamental practice of well-being

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Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx

In honor of Juneteenth, I have devoted this post to all the ways Black folx can take care. There are so many forms of creative expression that bring so much love, joy and nourishment about the beauty and depth of the experience of Blackness. Revel in all of them. Music. Song. Film. Books. Dance. Art...… Continue reading Embodied Radical Care Resources for Black Folx

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care as a form of loving rebellion against anti-blackness

image by @erikafletcher Racial and social injustices sadly don't stop even in the face of a pandemic. While the number of those we have lost to COVID-19 has tragically eclipsed 100,000 in the United States, there is always a sense of danger for those with Black bodies and concern if we will be murdered while sleeping,… Continue reading care as a form of loving rebellion against anti-blackness

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inner child care

image by @darshan394 "In each of us, there is a suffering child," according to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and "the cry we hear from deep in our hearts comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child's pain is the key to transforming anger, sadness, and fear." Any time of intense stress including… Continue reading inner child care

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a heart embrace (poem)

In dedication for all of you, all the places that hurt, all the beloveds we have lost... I am holding you. I am holding all of you in my practice and my loving care. image by @osalom Oh, my heart, I'm here. I know it hurts. I know it's hard. What do you need? To… Continue reading a heart embrace (poem)

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you are precious — reflections & experiential practice

image by @mahkeo"All my life I thought there was something wrong with me." These were the dying words of someone's beloved. I heard this shared in a dharma talk by Buddhist teacher Tara Brach. Those words landed deeply in my body with a lingering pause and wonder.What did that person realize in those last moments… Continue reading you are precious — reflections & experiential practice

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alone together & not knowing together resources + guided benefactor practice

image by @richardhorne .⠀ .⠀ I wrote this for you for the moments when you feel deeply alone. If you feel alone right now or in any moment, let's be alone together. I wrote this for you for the moments when you feel like you just don't know anything anymore about these times, about this world.… Continue reading alone together & not knowing together resources + guided benefactor practice

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Supportive Practices + Guided Meditation

An expansion of a section from the post Here for you: Coping with Covid-19 (regularly updated) photo by @stayandroam Dear ones, What brings you comfort and ease? What helps you stay in the present? Stay right here and right now with what is —not off in the past or future where worry, projection, and painful memories… Continue reading Supportive Practices + Guided Meditation

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intergenerational trauma and triumph (pleasure activism series)

photo by @leloupblanc Message from the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers: “As you move through these changing times… be easy on yourself and be easy on one another. You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being. You will find that you are working less in the yang… Continue reading intergenerational trauma and triumph (pleasure activism series)